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Gout and Hep C
Hey Guys,
     Does anyone know if hep c treatment can trigger "gout"? Even since I finished tx I've had this severe burning sensation in my knees when I get up or squat down. I was hoping it would get better with time but this one is now getting better?
     Chris
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Gout is a renal condition,usually marked by extreme pain in the toes.Caused by excess uric acid.
Your symptoms could be anything-no need to assume Hep C or treatment related.
One for the doctor rather than the forum at this stage maybe.A Full Blood Count will point him in the direction of gout if it is the culprit!
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I asked the same question a few weeks ago. This may be helpful

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/558819?post_id=post_3102968
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What is the connection between gout and incevik? Is there a dangerous side effect. My husband just started incevik but has a history of gout for which he takes daily allopurinol.
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"What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking INCIVEK?
Tell your healthcare provider if you:

    have certain blood problems such as low red blood cell count (anemia)
    have liver problems other than hepatitis C infection
    have hepatitis B, HIV infection, or any problems with your immune system
    have a history of gout or high uric acid levels in your blood
    have had an organ transplant
    plan to have surgery
    have any other medical condition
    are breastfeeding

See: http://www.incivek.com/incivek-side-effects
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